Sometimes airport seems to be the labyrinth of Minotaur: only selected individuals can pass through it. We are here to give you the ball of twine which led you through all possible obstacles you may face.
Tip #1 Know the destination place
Some people have problems even with getting to the airport. Our advice is to check beforehand where it is located and what time it takes to get there. If you plan to get wax upper east side just before the flight, you definitely won’t be in time at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Tip #2 Boarding Pass
Prefer to use a boarding pass on your mobile phone? Great! Take a screenshot of it and save it on your phone. It is much safer to find it in the folder on the phone rather than to rely on a good internet connection in the airport. To be on the safe side, have a printed copy of the boarding pass in your bag, no one knows what can happen (your phone can simply run out of battery).
Tip #3 Check-in Queue
If you have ever been to any airport during holidays, you are aware that check-in queue can last for ages. The trick we offer is easy and quite logical – go to the café and relax. Don’t worry you won’t miss the flight! You should only be attentive and listen when your flight is calling out. As a passenger of a plane going to depart, you have a priority to go straight to the front of the queue.
Tip #4 Security Queue
If to set off the alarms at security is not your aim, don’t forget to remove all the Crown Jewels you wear. Yes, your watch, earrings, rings, and necklace might set the alarms off. One more thing. If you are cut in time, you can politely ask a fellow passenger to let you go first. Also, if someone asks you to let him go before you, you know what you should do, right?
Tip #5 Queue is not for you
At the departure lounge, find a place where you can clearly see the boarding desk. Don’ try to rush right when your plane is called out and don’t queue to get in the place. Wait till queue is down to one person and only then go through the departure gate. Don’t be afraid that plane will leave without you; they will have to call out your name and wait for you for sure.
Tip #6 Get Prepared
Now you are in the departure lounge, what to do next? First of all, it is quite easy to get distracted there, so set the alarm on your phone to go off at boarding time. Second, duty-free is a very attractive place, but don’t forget about the rule – try to fly at a time, which means you should taste whiskey samples at the socially acceptable time (not 5 a.m.). Third, try spent time usefully (get some work done, get your shoes shined, buy clothes, read the economist or about the wax upper east side, etc.).
We hope these simple tips will lead you out of the labyrinth of Minotaur, i.e. airport.